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of california cap and trade auctions tomorrow. it's a historic attempt to slow the pace of global warming. >> people at tesla grant a rare interview to abc 7 news on the selection of the car scattered showers motor trend car of the year. abc 7 news at 6:00 continues right after this. (kj1ñ;x;x;x;xú >>> california's largest business group is challenging the state's cap and trade program. the california chamber of commerce lawsuit comes on the eve of the first option for carbon credit. mark matthews is here with a look at what cap and trade means for california businesses and consumers.. >> and chamber of commerce filing a lawsuit today that will not stop tomorrow's auction. what they do want to do is stop the program, they claim it will put an undue burden on california businesses. when governor schwartzeneggar signed a bill in september of 2006, he set into place a system of charging companies for amount of carbon into the atmosphere. the california air resources board adopted a plan to phase in the caps. companies like cliff bar are celebrating the day tomorrowing -- hoping to take ad
might be part of the cost of doing traffic this, story developed by our media partner california watch, a nonprofit project of the center for investigative journalism. face booxbook indicated by expanding the campus, adding 6600 employees traffic would increase by 15,000 trips per day that. doesn't sit well with neighboring cities with potential for litigation, facebook agreed to pay them to mitigate impact. east pal yes alto receiving $650,000 from facebook. a half million for traffic construction along university avenue. $150,000 towards bike paths.. >> things like loops so bicycles can make turns at intersections will be doing improvements for pedestrian safety. those are the thing that's really help and $150,000 will go a long way. >> another $150,000 will go towards developing housing. atherton is concerned on how streets may be used as short cuts. >> many coming from redwood city or might be coming from other parts of menlo park or the unincorporated areas. >> atherton with a per cappita increase of $150,000 is getting 150,000s frdz facebook. one bottle neck could be the intersec
, a former california builder named gregory fall was found shot to gregory fall was found shot to death saturday night. mcafee for firing guns and  the tech blog says mcafee had been associated with some of the notorious gangsters in belize. >> police in union city are investigating what they say is a suspicious death of a man nound a trash bin yesterday. that discovery happened on 10th street. a woman took out her garbage. police identified the 21-year-old as a man who later died in a hospital. police say the can did not belong to the home, and it was found in front of, along with investigators family and friends are looking for answers. >> so many questions. >> union city police say no cause of death hz been released. >> only on abc 7 news tonight, two pedestrians struck by a car the fight of the protest in oakland last year are suing filing a suit against bart and oakland police. abc 7 news is in the newsroom tonight with details on this, vic? >> this is the lawsuit. lawyers for the twoñn% say it's been a full year since thisz] incident and neither bart nor police have done anyth
today california leaders say the solution can be found in what happened on election day. >> on this veterans day, congresswoman nancy pelosi saluted the service of our veterans but spoke extensively about the fiscal cliff. >> we have a deficit we have to deal with. we he to do it with growth, contraction of jobs and cuts and revenue. >> when she returns to washington, she'll be facing a house of representatives still led by republicans who continue to dig their heals in against raising taxes on the wealthy. >> the american people have spoken. the president made tax fairness a center pee -- center northeastpiece of his campaign. >> a sentiment he can bowed by the governor. >> our correct as nation that can govern itself is on the chopping block, and, yes, cuts going forward of certain commitments, that has to be addressed and so also revenue, and revenue means taxes. >> brown championed proposition 30. it passed last week and will raise $6 million a year by slightly hiking sales taxes and raising income taxes on high-wage earners. >> i can tell you in california, you can
truck with a california license plate number. >> police are not saying anything yet about a possible motive for this killing but ask if you see him, or know where he is;%;y, you're asked to call 911 or say jose police. >>> a third man is under arrest for torching a muni bus. the 23-year-old is in jail for felony vandalism. police say he broke windows on the side of the bus. they credit help from the public in arresting diaz after releasing pictures of this crime happening in the act. two other men arrested this week for vandalizing the same bus following last℠j month's giants world series win. >> we've learn aid back story to a dangerous situation. a hotel had to be evacuated thursday morning because of a one doctor followed his instincts and likely saved lives in the process. at 1:00 a.m. thursday 500 guests were evacuated from their hotel this, after firefighters found a carbon monoxide leak from the swimming room hail boiler. paramedics transferred a guest to mills peninsula hospital. a cat scan result puzzled the radiologist. >> something didn't look right. >> the patient had a
small businesses are important part of the economy. california leads the nation in the number of failures they're feeling a lot of pressure now because of competition from the malls and also, from the uncertainty of tax rates. this boutique owner usually has two sales people to help. not this year, she's working because she may be facing a spike in taxes in the new year. the so called fiscal cliff. about half of the small businesses pay taxes at a 35% rate. so without a tax deal, rates could spike to 42% n addition she is postponing orders for bring merchandise. >> we've had to small a bunch of stouf make sure it's going to be okay for next season. >> did that hurt you?. >> absolutely. bigger stores able to carry out the lines you know they get them earlier than we do. we follow them out so, long. >> small business owners worried whether they'll northbound business next year. this is one of them. >> you don't want to lose it all after 30 years in business. that would be a terrible thing. there is a lot of small business owners are single. >> small business owners feeling the s
. >> thank you so much. election night is huge for california schools and for state democrats as well. voter as proved the school plan, prop 30 providing school funding through a small increase increase for richest californians. the governor said it's passing was key to the health of the state. >> we joined together as californians first in a resounding victory for education and fiscal integrity. >> california voters elected enough democrats that the party now has a super majority. that means democrats have the two-thirds vote necessary to raise taxes if they want to. but our political analyst tells us that is still unlikely that some testimonies will be likely to vote for higher taxs.. >> if they want to let the voters decide on taxing measures or spending measure that's probably the way they're going to go. i doubt whether they votes to pass taxes within their own ranks. >> the governor said he'll help make sure legislature does not overindulge. >> within hours of prop 30 passing the california state university system made a major announcement giving stud yengts something they were not exp
mid west or gulf coast. bigger picture is very hard to get, even for the government. california energy commission says 2012 has been a record year for the number of spice prices. senator mark leno went searching for answers to why and to ask if the state can do more to protect consumers. it's not the first hearing but the first time we've heard this. >> we seem to have information that there was ongo prog dux. >> oregon based consultant says his analysis of environmentalg÷ emissions suggests in may, shell's martinez plant was making gasoline for one of the two weeks it claimed to have been shut down. chevron richmond refinery supposed to be shut down two weeks in may, but mcculla says data shows it's never shut down. but with those shut downs real or fabricated and the richmond fire, he says he cannot explain the record setting october price spike. >> there is no evidence of disaster here. why did they and quite frankly, i can't explain it. >> the western state petroleum association shot back the conclusions were based on third party information from the bay area air quality ma
throughout the area. >> there is a growing movement to remove the president of the california public utilities commission, michael peavy faces harsh criticism for the performance before, and after the deadly san bruno pipeline explosion. governor brown has been silent on the issue until now. abc 7 news is live in san bruno tonight. heather? >> peavy critics say this is a case of the fox watching the hen house. recent evidence they point to the fact he appointed himself as commissioner in charge of the pg&e penalty phase and he pointed a negotiator for settlement talk who's had to withdraw because of a conflict of interest, pointed out by those same critics. after the pg&e san bruno gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes, ntsb concluded one contributing facter was, quote, lax oversight by cpuc. now, two years later the neighborhood started a petition drive calling for the removeal of peavy. governor jerry brown has not responded about peavy, but a common wealth club audience member described the lack of oversight as an embarrassment, asking what would r
in southern california and brought the piece with him to show to it an art class. tsa officers say it looked like a watch with fuses and wires and and they say mcgan had layers of insoles in his shoes. >> i can understand why this had to go that far and why tsa won't have stopped me from the beginning. next thing i'm in handcuffs and bomb squad. >> mcgan's lawyer asking the arrest be erased. >> a ceremony held to remember a missing bay area girl has taken on new meaning this year. michaela mayor yekt disappeared outside of a grocery store, today, members tied a yellow ribbon on a tree this, year, her thoughts preoccupied with a dna test being done on the bob bone fragment of a young child. mees are investigating if michaela might be one of the victim eyes have spent time looking for michaela. not believing she's alive but just hoping she's alive, trying to reach out to her. and i'm still doing that. and yet there is a cloud over everything this. >> results should be replace leesed in about a month. >> a chapter in the debate over whether san francisco should follow new york city's lead allow
was not suspended. >> the parker campaign counters the suspension is public record. >> on the california bar association's web site, people can look it up, says she was ineligible to practice law from july 1995 to january 1997. >> ama: the parker campaign contends brunner can't practice law for 25 years if she was ineligible for 17 months. >> the electiones expected to be super charged compared the june primary when less than a third of voters cast ballots. a record 18.2 million californians have registered to vote. stay with us for complete election results on tuesday, get real-time results on abc7news.com the moment the polls close and we'll have live updates on face book and twitter. >> a regulatory filing released shows apple is paying 1.9% of income tax on its earnings outside the u.s. they paid $713 million in taxes on foreign earnings of nearly $37 billion in the fiscal year that just ended on september 29th. compared to $12 billion in federal taxes here in the u.s. apple, like many other globe companies, offer leave significant profits overseas to not pay the tax rate. the praise leg
in oakland to help fight crime as it happens. the california patrol took to the streets here again, controlling here today. >> there is emotional testimony as a former elementary school principal tried to explain to the jury why she did not report a disturbing incident involving a teacher that is now accused of multiple counts of child abuse. >> cameras are not allowed in court. the former principal took the stand, crying at times as the first witness in her own defense. >> they have seen who lynn is now. a dedicated, honest, prov who had nothing but student best interest at heart. >> in october, 2011jw%x one student, a third grader came to her describing an incident involving her teacher, this man, craig chandler. the principal took notes and under cross examination deputy district attorney filo highlighted items from the notes. that the 8-year-old said chandler blind folded her, told her to lie down on the floor right there. to open your two legs and said first puts gooey something in my houj then wiggled my body back and forth, and my head. >> the notes speak for themselves. can
, making contacts. notifying our detective bureau to get in touch with southern california to see if we can get it back to its rightful owner. >> it is being held in half moon bay. the leaders in sacramento are saying they're hoping to get possession of think the week in order to take it back down to the mojave desert this weekend. we're live in san mateo county abc 7 news. >> tragic, necessary is how jurors describe a decision to convict a former school principal today for failing to rrt a case of suspected child abuse involving a teacher. she wept as the judge read the verdict. the 36-year-old was principal at ob whaley elementary. an 8-year-old student told her a teacher blind fold ld her and put a strange substance in her mouth. >> he needed to be held accountable. we needed tibl to send a message to the rest of the mandatory reporters in the community that their obligation is report not investigate. >> she will not go to jail. the judge sentenced her to six months probation, a $602 fine and 100 hours of community service. jurors say she must face consequences. >> she didn't do what she
>> we think this is a step forward for california and a hope for the rest of the nation. >> the number of credits democrat minutish and could get more expensive as allowances become scarce. the goal to have same levels of gases bym'9zk 2020 then we dd in 1990. companies, either way that, costs money.vmóf >> this is going to be passed down through to consumers.. >> california air resources board estimates when the oil industry is phased infgrñ, gas prices will go up by 18 cents a gallon. one study found price woz up go up $5 to $11 per month for consumers. food processors say they'll have to pass on the increased costs. >> or they can leave the state. >> it means job loss. >> environmentalists point out the goal to clean up the air. no matter the cost. >> would r.we think it's a design to promote innovation. not going to result in skyrocketing costs. >> a lawsuit aimed to stop the state from making money from the auction. the legislative analyst office today warned the billion dollars the state is expecting from the program is a little too optimistic in sacramento, abc
fatalities on california roads between wednesday and sunday. that is up from 3 to deaths in 2011. chp says theerly half of the people killed in accidents were not wearing seat belts. this morning a thick blanket of smog. you can see drivers have limited visibility. it's slow traffic and delayed flights at sfo. now, what is in store for tomorrow. >> we'll look at areas of dense fog, again. that scene could get repeated again. we have fog around the coastline now. we have fog forming in novato. summer time fog coming in from the coast. valley fog dropped visibilities this morning. sfo down to 116th of a mile. this dense fog could be limited again. six in concord, seven in napa. we have several storms there is one, two and there is a third one that is down to this south that all three of the storms are due in later on this week. i'll have a look at rainfall coming up. >> thank you. an extended family in san francisco is back home tonight after being sent to the hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning. turns out what caused them to fall ill wasn't what the family and first responders initially
into san francisco. it is packed and slow going and the rain is just getting underway. california emergency management agency says this stormy weather reminds us to get ready for rainy season. we are encouraged to have emergency kids including battery operated radios and flashlights, three-day supply of water and food and manual can opener. guidelines for stocking your kit and developing a plan are posted on our website at abc7news.com. >> dan: police are searching for a man who forced his way into an apartment in palo alto early today. investigators believe he intended to rape the woman in her 20s. she woke up to find him standing over her bed. the woman managed to scare him off and call 911. >> she was unbelievably scared and he grabbed on her and made a command. she fought her way out of the situation. >> the woman hurt her wrist in the struggle. intruder broke into a lock and chained front door. investigators are retracing the victim's steps if he targeted her. they are also conducting house to house inquiries. it follows a series of gropings in the same area over the past few months. >
off the northern california coast. >> in the past 15 years, at least two, three times the building has gone underwater. >> try toss get 50 back. >> why? >> there are many doors around the building. just a different number will not be enough. >> a large numberr?=p of carps -- tarps went out of the door. >> waiting for the storm. and then, everybody wants to jump on it. >> the store manager thinks dry weather last year left people unprepared for the start of the rainy season. >> we prepared ourselves for it. we knew this storm was coming. >> so near downtown, folks stocking up using breaks in weather to get that done. couple other storm-related notes here, for a time this morning about 700 customers in sebastapol were without power and twice the number of weather-related accidents today. now, for south parrin county abc 7 news lyanne melendez. >> you know, laura, i got so wet this morning that i have to tell you i welcome little breaks in weather. i'm at the mancinita park and ride lot. the sign tells you high tide flooding and there is a lot of flooding here today. marin county got a s
and then went across northern california, oregon, washington, even to their former home in new york city? they started that in january and were wondering if they were doing that this time around. we talk to the giants management and they say probably but it is still too early to plan. right now they are just savoring the moment. line at san francisco city hall, caroline tyler, abc 7 news. >> hope they do that again. >> thanks very much. >> a lot of fans staked out their spots in the middle of the night. >> diehard fans waiting hours and hours to make sure they had a good view. laura anthony is live as well. you talk to a lot of happy fans today. >> happy, a little bit tired but got fired up ones their team took the stage here at the civic center. group that braved the cold, the rain. many were out here all night but they were surely not disappointed. they came from far and wide and came early to gather in san francisco's civic center plaza to celebrate the team that brought the world championship home. >> where are you from? >> sacramento. >> came all the way down here for this? >> yes,
dropped seven cents. it's going for 3.41 a gallon. still pricey in california, the average 3.79. the bay area, 3.90. >> alert, the tasty cream colored cupcake might just survive. we'll learn more tomorrow after hostess begins to sell itself in bankruptcy court. hostess brings in nearly $3 billion in annual revenue. financial experts believe another company will most likely buy the ding-dong, ho-hoes and twempgies portion of hostess. >> till to come, the first big gadget of the holiday season is out, and in many places it's already sold out. >> fighting the fiscal cliff. what nancy pelosi says must be done to get the nation back on track. >>> one of the biggest nights in music. >> leigh: right now. live doppler 7hd picking up a few light showers in the north bay. we'll look at >> ama: house democratic leader nancy pelosi is stumping for president obama's economic plan to avert what analysts warn could be a so-called financial cliff. the congresswoman from san francisco says raising taxes on high income earners has to be part of the equation. >> just to close loopholes is too low. they wan
in the standoff. >>> a small plane from novato crashed near a soccer field at a southern california university, injuring the man and woman on board. it happened near cal state northridge, faa official says the cessna was on its way to john wayne airport when it lost engine power over the san fernando valley. the pilot tried to reach van nuys airport but made the emergency landing at the university. the two people onboard are in fair condition. >>> a huge holiday weekend for both shoppers and retailers. 247 million shoppers win to stores and visited web sites during the four days, a 21 million person increase over 2011, according to the national retail federal -- federation. retail sales up 6.5 bill from last year. shoppers spent an average $423 per person. up next, cyber monday and expected to be the biggest online shopping day for the third greer a row. lillian kim is live at union square with a look ahead at cyber monday. reporter: union square has been a very popular spot these past few days. soon many shoppers will be hitting the web. cyber monday officially begins tomorrow. some retailers
. in california facilitators must register with the state. avila and his advocate for orphans was registered but left in 2010. >> if someone zrnt registration, then that is an issue they may be operating illegally. >> the santa clara county district attorney tells us there have been no complaints filed. >> i would rather see something we'd have to investigate. we're fair to everyone. >> laurie and jason say they're spreading the word about their experience, hoping it's not repeated by other familis.. >> we brought these children here with hope. such a loss of hope. >> we spoke with a family features in in the story back in 2008 them say they're happy with the service s but admit lhaehavioral problems. jason and laurie visit sfeta in the institution. alec is in high school and they are worried about his future. >> coming up next, a new trend in urban living. >> san francisco gets a stamp of approval too very small apartments not much >> apartments in san francisco known for this very small sh but now, they can be getting smaller. >> abc 7 newsuqh explains a bill to allow so called micro apart
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of the nation will be dry as will the state of california. farther south you go, milder from tomorrow. sunny skies, highs from upper 60s to low 70s tomorrow, here is the accu-weather forecast. we'll have temperatures tapering off. interest is a chain thursday. we want to offer thanks to those of you sup poverty porting our food drive. so we want to acknowledge everyone giving 35 meals or the cash equivalent, $350. here are the last of the donors. we received another 227 meals from congregation beth israel. thank you to shell chemical. that brings our total to 6764 meals, we'll be asking you to help with the food drive taking donations on december 12th locations around the bay area go to abc 7 news.com/community to find out where. >> thank you. >> who gets start when 49ers takes the field. >>> rick is here with sports for us. >> and i think alex should be starting but what do i know? we'll find out on sunday. espn reporting he pass a concussion test. says no decision has been made. >> collin has been getting pretty similar to what he got last week. and it's how it gets divvied up. >>m?pxr dal
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